The Portuguese has kept the same side that went down 1-0 in their last La Liga outing, confident they will produce this time as Atleti roll into town for Madrid Derby
The home side recorded a comfortable 3-0 victory with a side that included wholesale changes in their last outing against Alcoyano in the Copa del Rey, but it is business as usual for the Madrid derby.
Germany international Mesut Ozil will be out to repay his coach's confidence after the midfielder has failed to reach the heights of last season, playing an integral role as Madrid beat rivals Barcelona to the title.
Atleti, however, see two changes to the side that saw off Sevilla 4-0 in their last La Liga match, with Mario Suarez coming into the midfield in place of Tiago and Cata Diaz slotting into the defence in place of Felipe.
Real Madrid (4-2-3-1): Casillas; Arbeloa, Ramos, Pepe, Coentrao; Alonso, Khedira; Di Maria, Ozil, Cristiano Ronaldo; Benzema.
Altetico Madrid (4-4-2): Courtois; Juanfran, Miranda, Godin, Cata Diaz; Gabi, Mario Suarez; Arda, Koke, Diego Costa; Falcao.